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By Larry McMurtry

Legends cloud the lifetime of loopy Horse, a seminal determine in American historical past yet an enigma even to his personal humans in his personal day. This fantastic biography appears again throughout greater than one hundred twenty years on the lifestyles and loss of life of this nice Sioux warrior who turned a reluctant chief on the conflict of Little Bighorn. together with his uncanny present for realizing the human psyche, Larry McMurtry animates the nature of this striking determine, whose betrayal via white representatives of the U.S. govt was once a sad turning element within the historical past of the West. A mythic determine wondered over via generations of historians, loopy Horse emerges from McMurtry’s delicate portrait because the poignant hero of a long-since-vanished epoch.

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Legends cloud the lifetime of loopy Horse, a seminal determine in American historical past yet an enigma even to his personal humans in his personal day. This great biography seems again throughout greater than a hundred and twenty years on the lifestyles and demise of this nice Sioux warrior who grew to become a reluctant chief on the conflict of Little Bighorn. along with his uncanny present for realizing the human psyche, Larry McMurtry animates the nature of this awesome determine, whose betrayal via white representatives of the U. S. govt was once a sad turning element within the heritage of the West. A mythic determine questioned over by way of generations of historians, loopy Horse emerges from McMurtry’s delicate portrait because the poignant hero of a long-since-vanished epoch.

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I told him I would pay for the music. He allowed it. I felt I had a companion. I didn’t feel like I was all alone.

42 Mae Murray The son of a tobacco magnate lost $60,000 on the wheel, and attachés of the Russian consulate, who were lured to Murray’s by girls they met at a horse show, parted with about $25,000. The roulette wheel, the police said, never failed to net big profits for its owners. S. Mauretania, O’Brien and Davis were said to have helped their fellow passengers lose over $20,000. Their romance burned hot, but Mae, frightened by O’Brien’s dubious reputation and temper, brushed off any suggestion of marriage.

If true, it is almost certain the litigious Mae would have slapped her studio with a lawsuit. The Disillusions of a Dream Girl 51 With Wallace Reid in To Have and to Hold (1916). Courtesy of David Menefee. To Have and to Hold was released in March 1916 to generally positive reviews. They were not so gracious to the star. ” The harshest criticism came from the New York Tribune: “It was occasionally pathetic to watch Miss Murray endeavoring to realize the character of Lady Jocelyn Leigh. Not more than three or four times during the film did her face express a real emotion, and the exceptions were moments when the intensity of the action simply compelled emotion.

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